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good morning. we take a live look over the jefferson memorial before the sun comes up over washington, d.c. you know the drill this week. it will be another scorcher out there. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. welcome to fox 5 morning news. prepare to wear the very breathable clothes, best thing you can find because -- are we
looking close to 100 today? >> yes. >> that is brutal. >> what is really brutal is right now the temperature in washington are still in the 80s. good morning, everybody. a very hot one today. we have the possibility of some pretty good thunderstorms around here this afternoon. let's get to it and take a look at those temperatures. 83 in baltimore. 79 in frederick. we are not getting a chance to cool off here overnight. hagerstown, good morning to you. you are 79 degrees. satellite-radar, a few showers and thunderstorms. see those popping up into central portions of west virginia that. line probably won't hold together but further out to the west is the actual cold front. as that approaches the area during the course of the afternoon, we have a good chance of some thunderstorms. some could be on the strong
side. scattered, late day thunderstorms. winds out of the southwest 10 to 15. they will be gusting to 25. there is a bit of a cooldown on the way. >> thank you. an overnight tragedy on the roadways. montgomery county police are investigating an accident where two people were killed. this happened in the aspen hill area on layhill road just after 10:30 last night. police say a car slammed into a utility pole. the driver, a 20-year-old man, and his 18-year-old brother were both killed. a massive hunt is under way for two suspected who targeted a family-owned business in the district. police say they robbed leta wholesale yesterday afternoon and shot both the father and son working there. one of the men died and the suspect left the scene in a silver pontiac with d.c. tags. a sad start to systemmer here in the district.
a girl drowned while swimming at a public pool. witnesses say she had jumped off the diving board just minutes before that. lifeguards fought to save her life but it was just too late. another top story, the resignation of general stanley mcchrystal following that blunt interview in the rolling stone magazine. the white house says president obama has spoken with hamid karzai to assure him that the change in war command will not affect u.s. policy or commitment to afghanistan. tom fitzgerald has that report. >> reporter: the article
contained dismissive, mocking and critical remarks about the president and his advisors. president obama says the remarks violated the chain of command and damaged the level of trust between the military and civilian leadership. >> war is bigger than any one man or woman, whether a private, a general or a president. as difficult as it is to lose general mcchrystal, i believe it is the right decision for our national security. >> reporter: by and large, republicans on capitol hill backed the president's move. >> our commander in chief had no other choice in my view. i've been a military officer most of my adult life and there are lines you can't cross. those lines were crossed. >> reporter: general mcchrystal arrived at the white house for a half hour meeting in the oval office with the president. after he left, the president then huddled with his national security team before naming general david petraeus to replace mcchrystal in afghanistan. >> this is a change in
personnel but it is not a change in policy. general petraeus fully participated in our review last fall and he both spoargted and helped design the strategy we have in place. >> reporter: but the big question moving forward though is how this shake-up of military leadership will affect u.s. troops on the ground in afghanistan. for his part, general mcchrystal issued a statement wednesday expressing his support for president obama's strategy in afghanistan. it is expected the four-star general will retire from the army after a 38-year military career. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. good morning on this thursday, june 24th. this is a beautiful look over the nation's capital. a beautiful picture but not going to feel so beautiful on our skin out there again today. good morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir dhindsa. little already warm out there.
>> we never cooled off. the temperatures are currently in the low to mid-80s across the area at 4:25 in the morning. you get the idea, it will be a hot one. scorching weather expected once again. >> we are getting used to this now. >> sadly, we are getting used to it. >> we're like it wasn't as bad as yesterday, it's only 90. >> let me just say it will be worse than yesterday. talk about temperatures to start. reagan national, 83 degrees. dulles, 75. bwi marshall, 83 degrees. these are the warmest overnight temperatures wave had yet. that tells us the temperatures later today will be warmer than yesterday so probably upper 90s for much of the area. that is the actual cold front that will bring sweet relief around here later this afternoon and during the overnight hours. it will likely spark off some widely scattered thunderstorms during the course of the afternoon. some of those could be on the strong side. we have to look out if that as
we are under a slight risk here for severe weather later this afternoon. until then, just going to be hot an humid with high temperatures once again surging into the stratosphere. we'll go with upper 90s across most of the area. 97 in baltimore and fredericksburg. mid-90s out to the west. get ready for another hot one. we are still in the code orange air quality. >> i think a lot of us were going to be going where is the rain, cool me off. let's get a check of our traffic now with julie wright. >> a got a barrel of snowcones coming your way, i really do. >> thank you. i could use them. >> 301 at route 6, we are dealing with problems down in la plata. compared to yesterday, this is welcome relief. we are talking about 270 at montgomery village avenue. lanes are open both north and southbound for those traveling
between the capital beltway and frederick. no problems reported, no overnight construction. light traffic volume for those working their way in along 66. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. new this morning, a tragic late-night accident in montgomery county. it claimed the lives of two brothers. fox 5's stacy cohan is live at the scene in the aspen hill area where the details on this one. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we are along layhill road just north of midvale road. you can see there is a little crime scene tape left over from the accident investigation. this happened last night around 10:38. the cars with a 2006 nissan sentra traveling southbound on layhill road. for reasons that are still not clear, the vehicle lifted roadway, jumped the curb, crashed into this sign indicating that this is a bike
lane and on into the utility pole. both front seat passengers were killed. they were two men, brothers. they were 20 and 18. they were wearing their seat belts, i'm told. a 17 and 18-year-old girl in the back seat of that car were not wearing their seat belts but they survived. they are at suburban hospital with what is described as nonlife-threatening injuries. once again, it is unclear exactly what happened here and what caused the car to leave the roadway. accident investigators are looking into all factors, speed, alcohol. we just don't know so far. but it's double fatal late last night here in the aspen hill area along layhill road. i'm stacy cohan. back to you. police are searching for two suspect whose robbed a father and son inside a store they owned killing one of of them. it happened around 2:30 yesterday afternoon on fifth street northeast. it was right across from the farmer's market in that area. witnesses say the suspects came
in trying to rob the place and got into a scuffle with one of the owners and shot both of them. one of them died but police have not said which one at this point. the suspects got away in a silver pontiac. police did chase after them but there was a crash and the suspects were able to escape. closing arguments begin today in the case of three men on trial in the death of d.c. lawyer robert wone at their dupont circle house. the house mates have been charged with obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to cover up the crime. this is a bench trial so that means a judge alone will decide whether they are guilty or innocent. an investigation is ongoing into the drowning of a six-year- old at a public swimming pool in northeast d.c. it was a very chaotic scene. a public swimming pool full of children watching in disbelief. one witness says she saw the little girl smiling as they got on the diving board at the turkey thicket rec center.
>> she was on the board. she jumped into the water and she was gone for like five minutes. a person came up, about to jump and she saw the little girl down there. that is when she called everybody. it was hike somebody's drowning. >> lifeguards fought to save her life but it was just too late. witnesses say there was about 5 swimmer tees indoor pool and as many as three lifeguards were on duty at the time. the u.s. today moves forward with the war in afghanistan, now under new leadership. president obama tapped general david petraeus tthe new commander in afghanistan after firing general stanley mcchrystal. the major shake-up came after mcchrystal and his aides were quoted in an article criticizing the administration
and mocking high level officials. the president wasted no time telling him it is time to go. >> the conduct represented in the recently published article does not meet the standard that should be set by a commanding general. it undermines the civilian control of the military that is at the core of our democratic system. >> president obama emphasized this does not signal a change in war policy. general petraeus wrote the current strategy in place in afghanistan. sergeant eddy turner was skilled in afghanistan. the army is call degree non- combat related incident. and june now the deadliest month yet for nato forces in the nine-year afghanistan war. four more died yesterday in a vehicle accident in the south. and eight more troops were killed on tuesday bringing the total for the month to at least 80. that tops the record number of
deaths for one month set in july 2009. of the 80 killed this month, 44 were americans. did you feel it? did you feel the earth shake a little bit yesterday? we'll tell you about an earthquake in canada that some people felt all the way here in maryland. a vicious attack caught on video here. hear what police say the attackers did to the victim after they knocked him out that nearly killed him. another hurdle for the crews trying to stop the gulf oil leak. why they are breathing a small sigh of relief this morning. you are watching fox 5 morning news. we'll be right back. know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
slight swaying motion or a gentle rocking motion. no injuries or damage was reported. spain mourns the loss of 1 young people hit and killed by a speeding train. at least 17 more were hurt. the group had just gotten off a commuter train in a seaside area and was crossing using an above ground track instead of using a tunnel. that is when the train hit them. a brutal attack at a florida strip club. authorities a a group men got into an argument and were kicked out of the miami club. that is what five men taxed another man kicking, punching and throwing heavy objects at him knocking him unconscious. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition but survives. one man was arrested and charged with attempted murder. four other suspects are still on the run. security has been beefed up at the club since the beating earlier this movement.
crews reattached a containment cap over the underwater oil gusher. they had to remove it after a robot accidentally bumped a vent on the device shutting it off. oil spewed out for about 10 hours yesterday. the system had been in place since june 4th and was sucking up about 29,000-gallons an hour. it is one of the most enduring photos. you remember this symbolizing the end of world war ii. the woman believed to be the nurse who was kissed by a sailor in times square and shown in life magazine has died. eadeth shane passed away at her home in los angeles sunday. she was 91 years old. she had just gotten off her shift at the hospital and had gone to join the v-day celebration in that photograph when the random man grabbed her and they kissed and both went on their merry ways. they are all the rage with
kids these days. up next, the late fashion craze. they look cute but are they also dangerous. we'll tell you why some schools are actually banning them. hazy, hot and humid conditions continue across the area. we have more to talk about. julie wright will be in with a look at your on-time traffic. that coming up in just a couple of minutes.
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this is awe live look over the city, the washington monument. bouncing around out there. a little bit of wind out there or no in. >> might be a little breezy. >> or just a faulty tower cam. who knows? this hot weather is proving particularly tough on anyone who has to work outside. firefighters have to take special precautions. on top of the hot temperatures, they face scorching flames. d.c. firefighters have a special rehab truck they can rely on staffed by volunteeed f protecting crews from heat- related injuries. >> that unit comes out with cold drinks and other fluids along with cooling devices. we have a fan as an example that is a mister that allows the temperature in any area to drop by about 30 degrees. >> the department is also screening firefighters for health problems. and here are a few simple reminders to help you beat this heat right now. you need to stay hydrated with plenty of fluids but you need
to stay away from alcohol or caffeine. i know it is tough. if you work outside, take breaks in the ac. also wear loose-fitting light colored clothing. we talk about this. you think i'll be able to handle it. and then it's too late. >> this is definitely dangerous heat. heat index later today will be back up over 100. yesterday, we tied a record high temperature at bwi marshall and came close at reagan national. we are talking record heat for the end of june. >> yeah. you need to be careful. >> let's get to it. we'll talk about temperatures right now. we were just mentioning this a couple of minutes ago. we haven't cooled off overnight. it is currently 83 degrees. this is our warmest morning yet. we are likely to set new records for warmth overnight or new high record lows if that makes sense to you. 75 in gaithersburg currently.
82 in annapolis. 77 in leonardtown and out to the west, hagerstown, 79. you get the idea here. eventually, highs later today, mid- to upper 90s. yesterday, 97 in town. today, i think we'll do it again. it is only one more day. off to the west, see the area of showers and thunderstorms dying out overnight. that is our cold front that. will bring some sweet relief in the form of slightly cooler air tomorrow and noticeably less humidity by tomorrow morning. up ahead of it later this afternoon, be prepared, we could see some scattered showers and thunderstorms. some of those could be on the strong side. really want to emphasize that as we've got plenty of juice in the atmosphere. here is your few if you are cast and we are putting highs back into the mid- to upper 90s later this afternoon. as i go forward overnight and into the day tomorrow, look at
the day tomorrow. tomorrow's daytime highs only expected to be around 90 or so. temperatures a good eight to 10 degrees cooler tomorrow behind that front. we'll do it all over again with the heat building by this weekend. code orange air quality. that is moderate air quality. take it easy out there. scattered afternoon thunderstorms return this afternoon. heat index i mentioned near 100. high temperature 97 degrees. ones will be picking up. you notice the wind out of the south and west gusting to about 5 up ahead of that cold front. the showers and thunderstorms continue tonight. cooler overnight. 72 for an overnight low. that is still typically pretty warm but that will feel a lot better than 83. here is your five-day forecast. a little better tomorrow. 90degrees. most of the weekend should be dry but you can seat heat builds back in by sunday afternoon with highs back in the mid-90s and we don't get it out of here until the middle of next week. by the middle and end of next week t look like high temperatures will be back in the 80s. that will be good. julie, i know it is quieter than yesterday morning. >> we like it like that.
no one is complaining about that at all. helps you ease into the morning. if you are traveling the top stretch of the beltway, you will find lanes are open as you work your way around from college park over to 270. we are still quiet traveling in from annapolis to the beltway. no problems to report along central avenue. # 01 at route # in la plata, the road is shut down in both directions due to police activity. 395 across the 14th street bridge still an easy shot for you. -- 301 at route 6 in la plata. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. governor o'malley plans to work the rails after calling the response on monday's train breakdown outrageous. the governor will ride a marc train to new carrollton where the breakdown happens. he says he understand system problems but he was not at all happy with the way it was handled on monday. >> mechanical breakdowns will happen but the response and the communication afterwards was
unacceptable. i spoke yesterday with the head of amtrak, mr. boardman, and he profusely apologized to the citizens of our state who were so terribly inconvenienced and forced to sit on a hot, unair conditioned train for two hours before we could get them out of there. >> the governor says the train crew spent way too much time troubleshooting before getting passengers off and on to buses. now to a consumer alert. expect some long lines as apple kicks off its local sale of the new iphone today. people are already lined up in san francisco to be one. the first to get their hands on the iphone 4. it comes in both black and white versions but manufacturing difficulties will delay the release of the white one. youtube just made it a lot easier to add certain songs to a video without breaking copyright laws. music licensing company rumble fish made their catalogue of songs available for youtube
uploads. it will cost you $1.99 per song. have you permanent rights to use the song as long as you don't use it to make money. the economy may be improving but sales of new homes dropped 3 #% last month, the largest monthly drop on record. experts say it is the first sign of how the end of federal traction red its could impact the housing market. ocean city's mayor says you can head east for free concerts, movies, bonfires and a family olympics. that is all out there. have you noticed the latest new fashion craze for kids, the stretchy brace it is shaped like animal or dinosaurs or funny shapes. they are made of soft silicone. they seem harmless but some schools claim they are a danger. >> reporter: these colorful bracelets are the latest craze and there is nothing silly about it. >> they are fun to wear and they make all different kinds
of shapes. >> reporter: robert croak got the idea for silly bandz while visiting a trade show in china. >> when you put it on your wrist, it look lick a squiggly rubber band and whether you take it off, it snaps back into their original shape. >> reporter: some kids snap them at each other like rubber bands. some teachers complain they're distracting. that prompted some schools to ban the bracelets. >> unfortunately, the decisions we make are unpopular. my primary responsibility is to provide a safe and secure environment for students. >> one parent called the ban totally ridiculous. >> it is the only way to express themselves. look at them all in uniform. >> other people want to show them solve and say do you want to trade me this or that but they couldn't because they are banned. >> reporter: as students head into summer break, they will
have more time to swap bracelets. the company is constantly thinking up new shapes and colors in hopes that this trend will continue when it is back to school time. allison seymour, fox 5 news. >> those silly bandz cost about $5 for a pack of 4. in our health alert, do you enjoy fattening foods inform you do, a new study shows your hormones could be to blame. british researchers analyzed 18 adults injected with eating air specific hormone or a placebo. the group was then shown pictures of different foods. the people given the hormones showed a stronger desire for high calorie foods. fining could lead if a diet pill that blocks the fattening food hormone. some good news for pregnant women living near cell phone towers. largest study of its kind found living close to a cell tower does not increase the risk of a pregnant woman's baby developing cancer. british researchers looked at thousands of children and found that those who dropped cancer before the age of five were not
more likely to have been born near cell phone towers than their peers. he was called out for some teammates and fans for skipping a mandatory mini camp. now, albert haynesworth is responding. hear what he has to say about the upcoming training camp. will he be there? at big day for the washington wizards as she get set to make the first pick in the nba draft. we will hear from the likely number one pick. you are watching fox 5 morning news. a waffle iron? nooo. i could have saved this one. ♪ call 1-800-steemer know the stain. after an alpaca? i have. it was awesome. ♪ call 1-800-steemer
it is a big day ahead for area basketball fans and the washington wizards. the nba draft is tonight and the wizards are expected to take this man, kentucky guard john wall with a number one overall pick. the wizards also have the 30th and 35th pick. john wall says he got some pre- draft advice from someone who knows how it feels to be selected number one. >> just go in there and play
the game like you love it and just enjoy every moment that you have a chance to be able to play. >> as you know, we can't say right now who our number one pick is obviously. his name has come up very often and he is a very impressive young man. he comes from a great program, outstanding leader. >> stephen strasburg and the nats hoping to sweep the royals. top of the third, no score. strasburg in a jam. the rookie went six innings, surrendered nine hits but struck out nine while allowing only one run but he didn't get any run support either. nats fall 1-0. strasburg suffers his first big league loss. >> things didn't go our way. i know there will be times when it will be like this in the future and there will be times that i'm not pitching well aat all and they just score a ton of runs and save me.
it's baseball. >> to the nhl now, awards ceremony in las vegas. washington caps, our alex ovechkin won the inaugural ted lindsay award. he finished second in the voting for the heart trophy. last week, albert haynesworth was a no-show at the redskins mandatory mini camp and he said he wanted to be traded. with training camp looming at the end of july, he has issued a statement saying this: more controversy and high drama at the world cup. 20th minute, knocks in the rebo